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    What matters to you the most right now?

    For today’s reflection prompt, let’s think about the things we find important.

    Here is my list:

    🧠 My mental health
    🧘 My peace of mind
    👪 Family and friends
    💕 Spreading love to others
    🦋 Taking one moment at a time
    💵 Paying attention to my finances
    🌹Healing my inner child and going to therapy
    🥙🚰 Making sure I’m eating enough and drinking water
    ❤️ My Mighty work!

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #CheckInWithMe #Fibromyalgia #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #Disability #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #CheerMeOn #ThePencilCase

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    Do you ever wake up feeling bad? I mean, worse than you usually do when you wake up? That's where I was this morning, after an erythromelalgia flare that kept me awake past 2:00 AM. And my body is still in significant pain. This affirmation was helpful. Knowing I'm seen somehow lightens my burden just a little.

    So, I've texted some family members and friends to see how they're doing and to let them know I care. My chronic pain is still significant, but I can take my mind off myself for just a moment and check in on other people. It may be just momentary, but this is a way to turn my pain inside out.

    So, I truly want you to know that I care about you. How are you feeling today? And what do you do when you feel worse than you usually do? Do you have any physical, mental, or spiritual practices that help you? Thank you!

    #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #InvisibleIllness #Erythromelalgia #SmallFiberNeuropathy #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Loneliness #ChronicFatigue #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome #MightyTogether #CheerMeOn #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe

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    The kindest thing I can do for myself today is…

    Being kind to ourselves is a brave act because it goes against everything the world is telling us — to serve each other, to serve our families, to serve our jobs. And we don’t know about you, but it’s REALLY hard to give, give, give to other sources when your tank is depleted.

    That’s why our challenge to you today is this: doing something kind to yourself. Be brave, be selfish — serve YOU and nothing else, even if it’s 10 ten fleeting minutes.

    Finish today’s #MightyMinute sentence below. ⤵️

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Selfcare #52SmallThings #DistractMe #Selflove #CheerMeOn

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    What is a professional Overcomer?

    If you deal with chronic illness or mental health and are unable to do all that someone without these problems can it doesn’t mean you have no value in fact it means your even more valuable because through the process and journey of these struggles we learn so much about perseverance, compassion and love. We all have one thing in common WE CHOOSE to love each day despite our pain and struggles
    and we have a job it’s the most important of all to OVERCOME daily and that is not a job we get paid for but a job we choose to take everyday. So celebrate your profession because it really does make you who you are. The darkest times are when we have to choose to shine.

    #POTS #MentalHealth #Anxiety #ChronicIllness #CheerMeOn #overcome #Depression #suffering #Pain #Faith

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    I'm sad - humour me ok? :-(

    I'm abit afraid to post, I know how irrational that sounds. Most people are nice/empathetic but I'm still abit wary. 🙃

    My anxiety has been quite high ... lately/in the past week especially - I'm still on the lookout for my next full-time role, although now I'm considering the possibility of taking freelance/contract work -- didn't want to entertain this possibility at first, but (I'm based in SG 🙃😏) I'm realising the potentially very real possibility that Asian startup bosses might prefer workslaves-- I mean- employees-- that can work overtime all day every day, compared to someone who is "I need to leave on the dot on [insert day]" - for part-time evening classes 🙃

    That in mind (aside from personal speculation 😏🙃) I'm just reminded today that in the midst of my PT digital marketing dip .. well, final-assignments of each project can be quite massive it's a freaking full-ass campaign (previous one was 4 mediums of ads, current mod for which I just got the brief today is an Instagram audit + content angles proposal & execution) 🙃😏

    I've applied to a few freelance stuff but I'm quite impatient lol - if I don't hear from the companies in a week, I usually take it that they're not considering me ... which I know, doesn't always work like that in the real world 🙃 Case in point, I got on the freelance team of a local up-and-coming non-profit and (obviously, got impatient) --upon a combination of enquiry + social media snooping (lol), I realise it's taking a while cos they're only just expanding operations so it will take a while to even organize frameworks before onboarding people, etc. They gave an interim reply that they're in the process, will reach out in due time etc.

    In the midst of all of this - if I don't get anything by end of March, it's abt 6mo without an income, save for some adhoc writing I did for December. Having said that, therapy + teef things don't stop ... the dental front isn't so bad cos like now that I'm on retainers (YAY!) already, reviews are like 3months? I've got one in a week - but it's not like the 4- to 6-weekly it used to be 🙃

    ... so I'm feeling [more than a bit] anxious & sad at my dwindling bank account 🙃

    I don't really know, I guess I'm cautiously trying to see if writing it out helps to process the anxiety a little ... any and all good wishes & prayers appreciated, I feel so ... desperate and sad and (frankly) a bit useless 😳

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #Selfesteem #Employment #CheerMeOn

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    Toothpaste Follies

    Today I went to get my blood drawn. I take off my hoodie and feel something tubular and squishy in the pocket. So I reach in and what do I find? When I burshed my teeth I put the toothpaste in my pocket afterwords because THAT is where the toothpaste goes, my friend!🤣😂🤪
    #BrainFog #FibroFog #MigraineBrainFog #funny #Humor #lol #CheerMeOn #whoops

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    What skill would you love to learn from an expert?

    Where are all of our curious Mighties at? We see you! Today’s prompt is right up your alley.

    We’re intrigued to find out what you would love to learn from someone who is the best at what they do — be it computer programming, video editing, cake decorating, home organizing, or gardening.

    What would you like to learn and if you a mentor or idol in mind, who would you like to learn it from?

    #MightyMinute #DistractMe #CheerMeOn #CheckInWithMe

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    What was the last thing you did for yourself or someone else that made you feel good?

    Let’s share some feel-good moments with one another to close off the week, Pencil Case fam!

    I can start us off! ✍️

    The last thing I did for myself that made me feel good was make myself tea and allow myself time to be proud of myself for completing all of my tasks for the day. Checking off that last to-do yesterday felt so good!

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #CheckInWithMe #Fibromyalgia #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #Disability #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #CheerMeOn #ThePencilCase

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